Release 4 Code System

Pharmacy Work Group Maturity Level: 3Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Name:Medication Status Codes
Title:Medication status codes

Medication Status Codes

Committee:Pharmacy Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.1379 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Medication Status Codes

This code system defines the following codes:

active ActiveThe medication is still being taken.
completed CompletedThe medication is no longer being taken.
entered-in-error Entered in ErrorSome of the actions that are implied by the medication statement may have occurred. For example, the patient may have taken some of the medication. Clinical decision support systems should take this status into account.
intended IntendedThe medication may be taken at some time in the future.
stopped StoppedActions implied by the statement have been permanently halted, before all of them occurred. This should not be used if the statement was entered in error.
on-hold On HoldActions implied by the statement have been temporarily halted, but are expected to continue later. May also be called 'suspended'.
unknown UnknownThe state of the medication use is not currently known.
not-taken Not TakenThe medication was not consumed by the patient


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code